Escorts in Baku are hot and steamy like crisp pilaf. The scene became booming following the city’s rapid economic wealth. It became a sex tourism haven for Arabs. Their deep pockets trigger the influx of freelance escorts in Baku. The foreigners working in the local oil industry are pretty loaded as well, far from home and often lonely. All these circumstances together make the perfect ingredients for a flourishing escort scene. The city is luxurious enough to lure even the most exclusive touring girls in. Most working girls come from Russia, Ukraine and also Turkish and Arab escorts are high in demand in Baku. Locals, raised in a traditional society with a strong influence of autocratic rulers and religious conservatives, hate to see their city becoming a major sex tourism destination. Did I mention that prostitution is illegal in Azerbaijan? That is a bit of an issue, but no one takes those regulations seriously. To be fair, they do a good job keeping the online action locked down, but everything else goes. You can pay for everything aside from official brothel service. Escorts, bar girls, streetwalkers, hotel lobby girls; you name it.
Let’s start with online escorts in Baku. It’s pretty bad. I am sorry to say but I cannot make it more beautiful. Most sites are Russian scams or giant international directories. The local market is lacking and there are only a handful of legitimate sources. Vodka Escorts (http://vodkaescort.com/) operate in most post-soviet countries, Azerbaijan included. Atlas Escorts (https://az.atlasescorts.com/) have a few Baku escorts on board. They might not be many but at least it’s something. Sislisrevisi (http://www.sisliservisi.com/) has a ton of classifieds if you can be bothered ramming through the language wall. Tinder is also very popular among escorts in Baku looking for expat clients. Azerbaijan is a country full of contradictions. The countryside is still poor and underdeveloped and all money flows into the capital. The sky is the limit and Baku is slowly transforming into a “Dubai at the Caspian Sea”. As a consequence Baku is no longer a place cheap mongering. An hour with a good-looking escort will cost you at least $200; an amount that the wealthy foreign tourists and businessmen visiting Baku will pay without a blink of the eye.
The majority of sex workers in Baku operate in the field. There is no official red-light district, but there’s a good chance of getting approached by a girl on every street. The Fountain Square is particularly crowded. This is where working girls lay their trap waiting for Arab and other foreign customers. You approach a girl and she’ll take out her phone and type a price. Haggle if she asks for anything above €50. You’ll see women soliciting in bars and random cafes; especially those frequented by (foreign) businessmen and expats. Some will hang around popular hotel lobbies. In several hotels nearby the bars and clubs frequented by working girls you can rent a room for an hour. These places can come in handy in case you don’t want the walk of shame in your own hotel or when your own place would not allow for female guests. As for brothels: officially there aren’t any. Rumour has it that several clubs have rooms in the back to rent by the hour. Police raid popular spots along the Nizami street regularly. I’d wager there are dozens of “anonymous reports” from abiding citizens.